Jeffires, Haywood ‘Freakwood’ (7)

Pro Set 1993, #170

CARDS: Skybox Premium Thunder & Lightning 1993, Pro Set 1993, Memorabilia
ACQUIRED: In Person 2023, GTSM Houston

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I mean- are there anymore cards that I can get signed by Haywood at this point that from a design point I like that are from his HOUSTON Oilers era? Probably a few, but there are only a few more left.

I decided to get a few more during the GTSM event in Houston in 2023. The Skybox Premium insert is the backside of a Thunder & Lightning with Warren Moon– that I’ll probably have to get at a later time, since Warren cancelled at the last second and GTSM was slow to notify everybody. It’s a great looking card. I wish I had a paint pen. I’d have had him sign in light blue.

Pruce, David

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2022, Private Acquisition

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Big and physical offensive lineman rocked the charts at 6’8, 275.
  • Played college ball for Buffalo from 1996-00.
  • Moved from LG to T in 2000 and was considered the school’s best lineman at the time.
  • Spent 2001 and 2002 in the camp of the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Joined the NFLE in 2003 playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Played on both sides of the ball for the Galaxy primarily at OT, but also at DT.
  • Played a final season in the NFLE in 2004.
  • Spent 2004 on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills, and was in camp with the team the following year.

ACCOLADES:

  • 2004 All-NFLE

Aguiar, Louis ‘Louie’

Pro Set 1991 WLAF Helmet Collectible, #1

CARDS: Pro Set 1991 WL Insert, Pro Set 1992, Topps Stadium Club 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 2/26 RECEIVED: 3/21 (23 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Louie Aguiar played college ball at Utah State and went undrafted in 1989.
  • Aguiar tried out for the Bills in subsequent seasons, but eventually was cut.
  • He’d make a positive impression on the Bills coaching staff, so they recommended Louie to Jack Bicknell, head coach of the Barcelona Dragons in the World League.
  • Louie played the ’91 season in Barcelona, making an impression on the New York Jets.
  • He signed with NY shortly after World Bowl I concluded.
  • Played for the Jets from 1991-’93, averaging 39.6 yards on 210 punts in 49 contests.
  • Louie joined the Chiefs in 1994- where he’d play through the ’98 season.
  • He’d conclude his career after one year stints for the Packers (’99) and Bears (’00).

ACCOLADES:

  • All Pro 1995

NOTES:

Louie was well known for a booming leg and was frequently used on kickoffs.

A sneaky success story of the World League, Aguiar went on to play in the NFL for 10 seasons. I was surprised he didn’t have a card in the league, but that’s why this helmet card was perfect for him to sign.

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